Untold Stories Matter, Too
May 31, 2016
Pretend you’re a journalist (if you really are one, ignore that but read on anyhow) and someone calls and says “I’ve got a good and timely story that I think your readers/listeners would like to know about. There is a government agency that has both the authority and the responsibility to help clean up our broken big-money election campaigns—and it is refusing to do its job.” Let me explain.
FCC Takes Welcome Step on Political Ads But Stronger Action Needed
January 28, 2016
Common Cause Praises FCC Move to Enhance Disclosure of Political Ad Funding
Common Cause Backs Lawmakers' Call for Full Disclosure of Political Ad Funders
January 20, 2016
Common Cause statement supporting House members request that the FCC order disclosure of "true identity" of political ad funders
Groups Urge FCC to Force Disclosure of Political Ad Donors
October 29, 2015
With the presidential election just a year away and critical primaries and caucuses beginning in a few weeks, a coalition of legal and civic advocacy groups called on the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday to require broadcasters to disclose the “true sponsors” of political advertising.
A Most Unvirtuous Circle
June 1, 2015
It’s shaping up as a great political year ahead—if you are a billionaire with an axe to grind or a broadcast or cable operator.